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Sheeran will use Vicar Street gig to show his X-factor


 Ed Sheeran. Photo: Reuters

Ed Sheeran. Photo: Reuters

Ed Sheeran. Photo: Reuters

ENGLISH troubadour Ed Sheeran is in town today playing an intimate gig in Vicar Street.

But unfortunately for fans of the Small Bump star, tickets to see him in action at such a small venue were snapped up like proverbial hotcakes.

He'll be taking to the stage tonight in front of a mere 1,500 lucky fans, who forked out just €10 for tickets to see him live in action. The chart-topper decided to perform in two countries on the same day, warming up with a gig at Koko in London before making his way to the capital city this evening for his concert at 9.30pm.

Sheeran will be playing material from the album, which includes his new track, Sing, and which is set for release here on June 20. Speaking about the gig, he said: "I can't wait to finally play my new songs to my UK and Irish fans for the first time on Monday." Sheeran has released a new acoustic version of his song One along with a black and white video of the star performing the track in an empty stadium.

The first video to his upcoming album X, it's the first video that he has released in the run-up to the album release.

He has promised to upload an acoustic video every week until the album hits the shelves. He hit the headlines here recently after comforting Dublin teenager Triona Priestley (15) before she passed away.

He got in touch with the cystic fibrosis sufferer after she revealed it was her dying wish to hear from her idol. She slipped into a deep sleep as he sang to her over the phone and died a short time later.